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1. A spiral scroll-like ornament such as that used on an Ionic capital.
a. A spiral formation, such as one of the whorls of a gastropod shell.
b. Any of various marine gastropod mollusks of the family Volutidae, having a spiral, often colorfully marked shell.
[French, from Italian voluta, from Latin volūta, from feminine past participle of volvere, to turn, roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
vo·lut′ed (-lo͞o′tĭd) adj.
(Architecture) architect having a carved ornament, esp as used on an Ionic capital, that has the form of a spiral scroll
adj (Archit) → mit Voluten (versehen)